SOURCE: Putnam Investments

Putnam Investments

December 10, 2010 08:30 ET

Putnam Announces Dividend Rates for Class A Open-End Funds

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 10, 2010) - The Trustees of The Putnam Funds have declared the following distributions at a meeting held today.

    RECORD   PAYMENT
FUND NAME AND DISTRIBUTIONS   DATE   DATE
         
Putnam American Government Income Trust - Class A Shares (PAGVX)        
$0.0460 per share investment income   12/16/10   12/20/10
    01/18/10   01/20/11
         
Putnam Asset Allocation Balanced Fund - Class A Shares (PABAX)        
$0.0730 per share investment income   12/16/10   12/20/10
         
Putnam Asset Allocation Conservative Fund - Class A Shares (PACAX)        
$0.0260 per share investment income   12/16/10   12/20/10
    01/18/11   01/20/11
         
Putnam Capital Spectrum Fund - Class A Shares (PVSAX)        
$0.1030 per share investment income   12/28/10   12/30/10
         
Putnam Convertible Securities Fund - Class A Shares (PCONX)        
$0.1420 per share investment income   12/28/10   12/30/10
         
Putnam Diversified Income Trust - Class A Shares (PDINX)        
$0.0610 per share investment income   12/14/10   12/20/10
    01/13/11   01/20/11
         
Putnam Equity Income Fund - Class A Shares (PEYAX)        
$0.0580 per share investment income   12/28/10   12/30/10
         
Putnam Global Income Trust - Class A Shares (PGGIX)        
$0.0650 per share investment income   12/23/10   12/30/10
    01/24/11   01/28/11
         
Putnam Global Utilities Fund - Class A Shares (PUGIX)        
$0.0760 per share investment income   12/28/10   12/30/10
         
The Putnam Fund for Growth and Income - Class A Shares (PGRWX)        
$0.0290 per share investment income   12/13/10   12/15/10
         
Putnam High Yield Advantage Fund - Class A Shares (PHYIX)        
$0.0350 per share investment income   12/20/10   12/27/10
    01/19/11   01/25/11
         
Putnam High Yield Trust - Class A Shares (PHIGX)        
$0.0450 per share investment income   12/22/10   12/27/10
    01/21/11   01/25/11
         
Putnam Income Fund - Class A Shares (PINCX)        
$0.0340 per share investment income   12/20/10   12/27/10
    01/19/11   01/25/11
         
Putnam Income Strategies Fund - Class A Shares (PISFX)        
$0.0170 per share investment income   12/22/10   12/27/10
    01/21/11   01/25/11
         
Putnam U.S. Government Income Trust - Class A Shares (PGSIX)        
$0.0650 per share investment income   12/14/10   12/20/10
    01/13/11   01/20/11

Section 19 Disclosure for December 2010

Asset Allocation Funds: Balanced Portfolio
$0.003 per share of this fund's dividend represents a return of capital. This is only an estimate for the current fund fiscal year based on information we have at this time. In January 2011, we will provide final information about all 2010 distributions for your tax filing. See the additional disclosure below for more details.

Asset Allocation Funds: Conservative Portfolio
$0.014 per share of this fund's dividend represents a return of capital. This is only an estimate for the current fund fiscal year based on information we have at this time. In January 2011, we will provide final information about all 2010 distributions for your tax filing. See the additional disclosure below for more details.

Diversified Income Trust
$0.004 per share of this fund's dividend represents a foreign currency gain. This is only an estimate for the current fund fiscal year based on information we have at this time. In January 2011, we will provide final information about all 2010 distributions for your tax filing. See the additional disclosure below for more details.

Global Income Trust
$0.019 per share of this fund's dividend represents a foreign currency gain. This is only an estimate for the current fund fiscal year based on information we have at this time. In January 2011, we will provide final information about all 2010 distributions for your tax filing. See the additional disclosure below for more details.

Income Fund
$0.004 per share of this fund's dividend represents a return of capital. This is only an estimate for the current fund fiscal year based on information we have at this time. In January 2011, we will provide final information about all 2010 distributions for your tax filing. See the additional disclosure below for more details.

Capital Spectrum Fund
$0.070 per share of this fund's dividend is paid from short-term capital gains. This is only an estimate for the current fund fiscal year based on information we have at this time. In January 2011, we will provide final information about all 2010 distributions for your tax filing. See the additional disclosure below for more details.

American Government Income Fund
$0.046 per share of this fund's dividend is paid from long-term capital gains. This is only an estimate for the current fund fiscal year based on information we have at this time. In January 2011, we will provide final information about all 2010 distributions for your tax filing. See the additional disclosure below for more details.

Additional disclosure
If a fund's dividend included an estimated distribution such as return of capital or capital gain: For the purposes of this disclosure, a fund's dividend sources are determined in accordance with accounting principles, which may vary from federal tax treatment. The sources of dividends are estimated at the time of declaration. Actual results may vary. Any non-taxable return of capital cannot be determined until after the end of the fund's fiscal year. In January 2011, you will receive information as to the federal tax status of this and other distributions from the fund in the preceding calendar year.

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